On Thursday, President Joe Biden warned supporters that the world is could see an “Armageddon” as a result of the invasion of Ukraine by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Biden compared his current situation with that of former President John F. Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis with the Soviet Union.
“We have not faced the prospect of Armageddon since Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis,” Biden said as he addressed supporters during a Democratic fundraising event in New York City.
The event was hosted by James Murdoch, the son of Rupert Murdoch, the owner of the Wall Street Journal and executive chairman of News Corp.
Biden said that he was trying to discover Russia's “off-ramp” in Ukraine as the West is continuing to fight and sabotage Putin, which suggests he's being cornered.
“Where does he find a way out?” Biden thought. “Where does he find himself where he does not only lose face but significant power?”
Biden warned listeners about nuclear war again.
“First time since the Cuban Missile Crisis we have a direct threat of the use of nuclear weapons if, in fact, things continue down the path they are going,” he added.
Biden claimed he knows Putin “fairly well.”
“He’s not joking when he talks about the potential use of tactical nuclear weapons or biological or chemical weapons because his military is, you might say, significantly underperforming,” he explained.
Biden predicted disastrous results if Putin decided to deploy a nuclear weapon.
“I don’t think there’s any such thing as the ability to easily [use] a tactical nuclear weapon and not end up with Armageddon.”